NEW ORLEANS, MARCH 27, 2023 — Entergy, longtime partner of the American Red Cross, is supporting tornado recovery efforts with a $100,000 donation following Friday night’s tornadoes that left a trail of devastation in Mississippi. In addition, Entergy shareholders have pledged to match employee donations to the American Red Cross up to $50,000. This generous donation supports American Red Cross relief efforts to provide immediate assistance to those in need, as estimates indicate that as many as 800 structures received major damage or were destroyed.
Entergy’s donation delivers the support needed to provide thousands with safe shelter, serve hundreds of thousands of meals in the coming days, and to deploy more than 200 trained Red Crossers from all over the country to answer the call for help. In fact, teams on the ground have already served more than 53,000 meals, delivered disaster emergency supplies such as tarps, clean-up kits and first aid kits to more than 2,800 households, and continue with damage assessment so financial assistance can be provided to those in need.
“Our hearts go out to our neighbors in Mississippi and appreciate Entergy’s support during this crucial time when they need safe shelter, emotional support and other resources quickly,” said Shawn Schulze, Chief Executive Officer of Louisiana Red Cross. “Financial donations are the quickest and best way to get help to those who need it most, which give people the flexibility to purchase what they need, and we can’t thank Entergy enough for their generosity.”
“The devastation to our communities is unfathomable and we’re grateful for the critical support the American Red Cross is providing to meet the basic needs of those affected,” said Haley Fisackerly, president and CEO, Entergy Mississippi. “We’re proud to partner with them, knowing that as we are working to rebuild and restore electrical service for our customers, their efforts are also helping these Mississippians to begin rebuilding their lives and communities.”
You can make a difference in the lives of people affected by tornadoes and storms in the South by texting "TORNADO" to the number, 90999, by calling 800-RED CROSS or visiting redcross.org online.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org,or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
About Entergy Mississippi
Entergy Mississippi, LLC provides electricity to approximately 461,000 customers in 45 counties. Entergy Mississippi is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, an integrated energy company engaged in electric power production, transmission and retail distribution operations. Entergy delivers electricity to 3 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy owns and operates one of the cleanest large-scale U.S. power generating fleets with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including 7,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, Entergy has annual revenues of $10 billion and approximately 12,500 employees.